Fearless Intervention (2017)

Summary: Fearless is a resource that aims to support children to be aware of the impact of knives/weapons and to increase knowledge around them.

 

 

Description:
Nottingham City Youth Offending Team use the Fearless resource with children that are identified by local schools at risk of offending and or anti-social behaviour. The session includes: weapons, vandalism, graffiti, arson, vehicle crime, robbery and theft, burglary, and assault. 

Prior to the Fearless session, children are expected to participate and complete a 1 hour pre-session which focuses on communication and conflict. Nottingham YOT have also provided another pre-session template as well as the plan the service uses to manage the intervention. This intervention is currently being piloted with young people at Nottingham City YOT.

 

 

Implementing the practice:

  • Nottingham City YOT staff have completed training by Fearless to run the programme
  • Sessions are run in school in small groups of 6 with young people identified by the schools as being at risk of offending (although session can also be completed on a 1:1)
  • The communication and conflict session is completed with all young people due to attend the Fearless session as a supporting tool to ensure engagement in the main session

 

 

Contact:

Youth Justice Service: Nottingham City Youth Offending Team
Name: Sonia Burton
Email: Sonia.Burton@nottinghamcity.gov.uk